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English versus English (UK)


#1

Here’s one for any UK folks.

When I joined, I put my language as English (UK), as that’s what I speak & write (supposedly!).

Tonight I decided to search for one of my gigs using keywords - up she pops.

Then I decided to use filters to reduce the numbers a bit - when I changed the language to English, my gig disappeared. There is also no option for English (UK) to be chosen.

Hm - I’ve changed my language choice to English, and I’ll check again later to see if it’s made any difference.

Anybody else had this? I just assumed English would cover both forms.


#2

it has to be ENGLISH ENGLISH…


#3

It looks like it! @djgodknows


#4

Is there that much of a difference between US & British English?

I used an editor from Australia once. She caught a major “foo pah” no one else caught. She did great job, but went on vacation and never came back.


#5

Offence and offense is one example pointed out to me tonight! Colour, color etc.

There seems to be a difference as far as the Fiverr search is concerned - I’ve added English to my profile as well as English (UK) and I’m hoping it might update soon.

I’ve asked CS as it seems English (UK) doesn’t have a value when searching at all.


#6

I actually did deliver 2x the same (same minus different spelling for 3 or 4 words) file to a customer some time, because they hadn´t specified what they wanted, and I figured it was faster to just search+replace the few words and send both instead of asking and waiting for a reply.
I usually translate English > German though, my gigs are all for that, so I don´t have the ‘problem’ often.

I think I put UK English, but my tags only have ‘English’ and as far as I´m aware the filter only says ‘English’ too, hm.

There are quite a few differently spelled words and terms, and depending on what someone wants to do with the text it can be pretty important I´d say.


#7

For my gigs, it’s not so much the content being language dependent, it’s just my place or lack of it, in the search if a language filter’s applied.


#8

Yes, that´s really interesting, I did think about it briefly some time when I saw someone who had both English and English UK (or US, forgot which) in their profile as languages, but forgot about it again, but maybe that was the reason.


#9

What keywords would I use to search for your gigs? I want to look.


#10

Try funny cat video - I’d be interested to see if you find something different to me.

Thanks in advance!


#11

Well, I got what I´d expect when I search for an English ‘funny cat video’, tons of minion videos, a handful of cat videos, a spanish testimonial video. Didn´t see anything from you.


#12

oh em geee
I just read this line and a cat howled 3 TIMES right outside…!!! :open_mouth:


#13

Mine’s the one that says ‘…exclusively on Fiverr’ on the monitor screen BTW - sorry - I didn’t make it easy for you - try running the search without any filters, and then click on English.

TIA


#14

I just read your message and my cat did something horrible in the litter tray - back in a mo!


#15

2nd row 3rd gig. … drumroll… English and…gone.


#16

What have you gotten us into??

cat voodoo stuffffff… !!! :open_mouth::scream:


#17

Not just me then!

Thank you so much for your help @miiila!


#18

Wow. Really interesting. I went through all 12 pages, it wasn´t there (the Spanish testimonial btw I noticed now is a catchy Spanish testimonial, so I guess that explains that mystery at least).
Then I turned off English and turned on online sellers, voilà, your cat gig 1st row 1st place.


#19

Must be a bug - I’ll wait and see what CS says - thank you so much!


#20

Post what they tell you, please, really interesting that.